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    server software/security?

    Hello All:
    I was wondering techniques many of you use to secure your computers after loading server software on it. I am currently running XP and looking to load server software so that I can build data bases with MySQL and run my php scripts without dealing with ftping to my web site.

    any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I currently use Mcafee's personal firewall software..is that enough or do you think i need to do something else?

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    What kind of internet connection do you have? If xDSL/Cable are you networking the computers and going through the connection?

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    sorry forgot to mention that; I use a cable modem. no network..just my computer.

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    I just use a ZoneAlarm to block connections from "outside"

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    I used to use zonealarm pro. The reason I don't anymore isn't because it was incompetant. In fact I would still use it. But now I have a freebsd box working as a router/gateway. Cheap too. All I have a disk popped in there with no HD and it runs great
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    Mlle. Ledoyen silver trophy seanf's Avatar
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    Well, if you have got that much time to mess about

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    Do you dial up or have a high speed DSL/cable type of setup ? On many occasions, your dsl modem/router hardware might be able to act as a basic firewall etc.

    For example, with a Cisco DSL modem/router you can basically turn off all ports to access say ftp, telnet, etc. when initiated from the outside and do some basic packet filtering etc.


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